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The work involves responsibility for overseeing the operation of duplicating offset machines in the preparation of forms, letterheads and other materials as well as participating in the more difficult duplicating assignments. This is difficult and responsible work involving the operation and adjustment of a variety of offset printing machines and related equipment. Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative superior. Supervision may be exercised over the work of Duplicating Machine Operators I and other subordinate personnel. Does related work as required.


Operates offset duplicating machines and related equipment in completing the more difficult duplicating assignments.

Assigns work and instructs subordinate operators in the more routine offset duplicating processes and inspects finished work.

Receives requisitions and fills orders for printing work such as forms, pamphlets, reports, bulletins and related material.

Plans and schedules the flow of work through a moderately large duplicating unit.

Work with department personnel in selecting the method of duplication, style and size of type and grade of paper used in particular job.

Cleans, lubricates and makes minor repairs to equipment.

Keeps informed of new developments in the offset printing field to advise department heads on the purchase and replacement of equipment.

Maintains and makes adjustments to machines and equipment as required.

Plans, lays out and prepares plates by cleaning, drying, and sensitizing grained metal plants for pre-sensitized paper and burns image in from a negative.

Operates and participates in the operation of offset and other office printing machines and auxiliary equipment.

Cuts out and pastes up or otherwise assemble and make composites of printed or previously prepared materials for reproduction.

Prepares correspondence and reports as required.


Thorough knowledge of the operation of offset duplicating and related equipment.

Good knowledge of duplicating tools techniques and terminology.

Good knowledge of printing inks, papers and other materials.

Good knowledge of the composition and layout of duplicating work.

Ability to make minor adjustments and repairs of duplicating and related equipment.

Ability to plan and oversee the work of others.

Ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written directions.

A high degree of accuracy.

Manual dexterity, industry and dependability, good hand and eye coordination.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job.



One year of permanent competitive class status as a Duplicating Machine Operator I.

Open Competitive:

A) Completion of a specialized training course from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college, university, business school, trade school or high school in printing, offset lithography, or a similar course covering the use and operation of offset process duplicating equipment, and one (1) year of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the operation of offset duplicating equipment; or,

B) Eighteen (18) months of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the operation of offset duplicating equipment.

07/01 Revised